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Begin Simply by April

Begin Simply is a space where I slowly curate my ideal wardrobe while giving a running commentary of the process. My ideal wardrobe is definitely one of neutral hues, simple cuts and quality material. Besides writing about my wardrobe I also intend to include cafe scenes (lots of coffee!) and still life photography. By the way, I watch too much AFL (yes, I am from Australia). On a more serious note, I am still not sure whether to continue on this platform (thinking of merging content from here to my Instagram), but for the time being I will be posting on both platforms - April

May 06, 2013

This shirt is a keeper, so is the skirt!





Theoretically speaking, full tuck of two structured pieces immediately brings to mind the word 

S E V E R E.

By now, you already know my love of creating shape by just simply tucking the hem here or tucking the hem there. The emphasis is on the ability to change an outfit ever so slightly while still creating an affect. It is definitely NOT to look prim and proper, quite the opposite actually as the 'tucks' I like give an outfit a relaxed and slouchy viewpoint.

Given what I said, I would probably choose the half-tuck, right? So, why the jump out of my 'tucking' comfort zone? I could't give you an answer myself, it is one of those times when you end up trying something different. In my opinion, I love how it turned out. I can not quite pin point it, but even though all three elements, the shirt, skirt and tuck all scream structure the overall outfit is not as severe as one would conclude. Maybe the rolled sleeves? The tailoring of the shirt? The A-line and wrap detail? Or, it just might be my view!


Shirt - Zara | Skirt - ASOS | Shoes - Tod's

8 comments:

  1. You're right--these pieces fit together perfectly, and the shape of the entire look is just right. This skirt is probably one of my favorite pieces from your wardrobe!

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    1. Thank you! Falling in love with this skirt, too. Basic but ever so slightly different to just a black skirt.

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  2. It's the rolled-up sleeves! A sliver of wrist/ankle makes everything better.

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    1. I think rolling the sleeves and showing a bit of wrist totally steers this from being too "prim and proper" (just not my style!)

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  3. Yes - I think it's the rolled up sleeves and the light weight of the shirt! I also love the skirt on you - a good acquisition.

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    1. Thank you, Rachel! I'm really happy the skirt easily transitions with my wardrobe.

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